TIFFIN, Ohio – Spring Hill College led the charge for the 2014 All-Independents Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA) baseball awards with the Badgers sweeping all three individual awards and placing six players on the 2014 All-ICAA Team.
Frank Sims was named Coach of the Year after leading the Badgers to a 28-27 record and the ICAA regular season championship. Sims is currently 800-806-3 in 30 years as a collegiate coach.
Junior outfielder Taylor Eads of Slidell, La., was named Player of the Year with 11 doubles, two triples and 13 home runs. He scored 45 runs, drove in 51 runs with a slugging percentage of .744 and a batting average of .423 in 50 games played.
Junior relief pitcher Keller Douglas of Covington, La. was named the Pitcher of the Year with a 4-1 record and eight saves in 17 appearances. He struck out 23 batters in 26 innings for a 1.03 Earned Run Average (ERA).
Seniors second baseman Brian Sims of Mobile, Ala., and outfielder Mykol Sostarich of Fort Lupton, Colo., joined Eads on the All-ICAA roster as position players while junior Jack Howard of Decatur, Ga., and sophomore Hunter Nowak from Alpharetta, Ga. joined Douglas on the All-ICAA pitching staff.
Since 2004, the ICAA has given recognition to schools of independent status at the NCAA DII level. Baseball members are Bluefield State, Oakland City, Palm Beach Atlantic, Spring Hill and Union.